California State Park Rangers Association

The First Professional Ranger Association in the Nation!

Who we are . . .


CSPRA is an organization of active and retired State Park professionals dedicated to advancement of the highest principles of public service, established to support and preserve California State Parks for present and future generations.


For over 50 Years, CSPRA has been the professional organization that truly cares first about protecting and preserving the values of California's State Park System. CSPRA is the organization for every State Park Professional.


What we do . . .


Provide exchange of professional thought; Defend State Park System integrity; Support quality Department effort; Sponsor professional training; Comment and make recommendations on California park management issues.

Welcome to CSPRA !

Promoting State Park Professionalism for over 50 Years

4th Quarter

Wave Newsletter Online

Plans Underway to Hold 2019

Conference & Rendezvous

in Borrego Springs

Oct 21 to 24, 2019

Help Support State

Park Fire Victims



Ben Fenkell

We want to let you all know with great regret, that Ben Fenkell, an Active CSPRA member, Director and Scholarship Committee Chairman shockingly passed away after a cardiac event at his home earlier in the week of October 22nd. He was 41. You should also know that Ben was not only an elected board member but had quietly been using his gifted professionalism and artistic talent for many years to help design, create and produce artwork for CSPRA. He created artwork for pamphlets, brochures, and even a few special logos for our annual conference events. Most recently, Ben produced the revised CSPRA logo adopted in 2016, proudly displayed on this website, in our Wave Newsletter and on official letterhead.  Ben will be missed as a CSPRA contributor, Director and as a true park professional.

Mike Lynch, President

The True Depth of

Mono Lake

Article by by Dave Marquart


Newly formed charitable

non-profit support group:



California State Park Rangers Association Home Address: PO Box 3212, Bowman CA 95604-3212

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The CSPRA logo was redrawn and updated in 2016 by member and artist Ben Fenkell